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Professional Development

Zucmin Guiding was born out of bringing Indigenous, Academic and Guiding perspectives together. Our guides, and educators are keen on assisting in how to work better in building relations, and programs. We specialize in developing and advancing Indigenous content and promoting Indigenous Knowledge of the Mountains

How to Build Indigenous Relations

Target Audience: Any group working with Indigenous peoples. Specialize in Guiding Companies

The elements of this workshop began as part of an Aboriginal Awareness presentation and has been advanced by cultural safety concepts and how Indigenous narratives, experiences and practices can become tools to link community with projects.


Elements of an Indigenous Program

Target Audience: Any group working with Indigenous peoples. Specialize in Recreational & Tourism Companies

The development of an Indigenous program consist of numerous elements  beyond developing relations and content, this workshop will outline a strategic framework to assist in ensuring an enduring Indigenous program.

Elements of Indigenous Partnerships

Target Audience: Tourism Operators

Indigenous content and program are important however tourism operators often neglect to recognize that Indigenous operators can assist in building Indigenous capacity. This workshop will outline the benefits of partnering with Indigenous tour operators to grow your business.

How to Work with Indigenous Content

Target Audience: Any group working with Indigenous peoples. Specialize in interpretive guiding companies

Indigenous subject matter and educational/interpretive content can be overwhelming however this workshop will assist you in identifying and developing a framework that will assist in making Indigenous content easier to work with.

Elements of Indigenous Guiding

Target Audience: First Nations / NGO's / Tourism Industry 

As an Indigenous tour operator, and working at a high level of Indigenous Tourism, Indigenous Guiding is often neglected however this workshop will assist you in understanding the importance of a vibrate guiding program that includes not just Indigenous history but the development of Indigenous guides. 

Professional Development Partners

Canadian Mountain Assessment; CMA; Logo;

In 2022 it was an extreme privilege to contribute to contribute to the Canadian Mountain Assessment. I worked on the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives of mountains and the importance of mountain places for the Canadian Mountain Assessment.    

I have been extremely proud to assist the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides in 2021 and again  2022 in advancing the skills of our fellow guides by teaching the elements of Indigenous guiding.

Assocition of Canadian Mountain Guides; ACMG; Logo; Association canadienne des guides de montagne

I have been profoundly honoured to contribute to the 2023 State of the Mountains report with Indigenous Guiding today.

It is a huge privilege to assist in the training and orientation of Ski Guides for a growing number of Operators in British Columbia and Alberta in our "Guiding a New Path Series".   
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